Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Friday, April 25, 2014, 64 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $1,125.00 to $63,855,000.00. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Western Alliance Bancorp (WAL) - FREE Research Report Hilton Steven J, who is Director at Western Alliance Bancorp, sold 5,000 shares at $23.70 on April 25, 2014. Following this transaction, the Director owned 240,491 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 2.04% with the 5,000-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $23.42, down $0.28, or 1.19% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Western Alliance Bancorp go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 7,265
12-Week # shares sold: 68,573
24-Week # shares sold: 285,356
The average volume for Western Alliance Bancorp has been 449,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Western Alliance Bancorp has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 4.07% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Western Alliance Bancorporation operates as the bank holding company for Western Alliance Bank that provides various banking and related services in Nevada, Arizona, and California. The company operates through Bank of Nevada, Western Alliance Bank, Torrey Pines Bank, and Other segments. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1. Currently, there are 4 analysts who rate Western Alliance Bancorp a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on WAL - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Western Alliance Bancorp as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Western Alliance Bancorp Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.